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Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.4 km WNW of Thornleigh
Length: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 0.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 36 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 36 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This short walk follows a concrete management trail between Bellamy St and De Saxe Close. This is one of a few dog friendly bushwalks in the Berowra Valley Regional Park. You walk through some beautiful bush with a good array of grass and eucalyptus trees. At the bottom of the valley a bridge spans ZigZag Creek allowing you to keep you feet dry. There are also some good information signs explaining the rich history of the railway line and quarry that once passed through here. The authorised dog walk exits up the steps to the base of De Saxe Cl. We have also include an alternate exit, staying on the main trail to then end of Timbarra Rd for those walking without dogs. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail

Map of Walk

Location

Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail bushwalking track notes
Map of Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail
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End of Bellamy St
Int of Bellamy trail and Morgan Rd tracks
Zig Zag Creek Bridge int
Thornleigh Quarry
Int of Heritage Trail and De Saxe Cl trail
Int of Heritage Trail and De Saxe Cl trail
Starting point for this hiking track: End of Bellamy St

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
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Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 530m
Time 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
220m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 210m has short steep hills. The remaining (110m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 480m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 50m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 480m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 50m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 530m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 530m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 530m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes

Catch the bus to End of Bellamy St
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to End of Bellamy St
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) End of Bellamy St to Zig Zag Creek Bridge int.
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 217 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -16 m
From the end of Bellamy St (Pennant Hills), the walk passes around the locked metal gate[1][fac=8399] and follows the 'To Westleigh' arrow[2] downhill along the concrete management trail. After about 25m this walk leads past a picnic table[fac=8400][3] (on the left) then over the next 50m this walk continues downhill past the 'Halls Camp' information sign[4], the 'Natures Filter'[5] to come to an intersection with a dirt track (the Great North Walk) marked with an arrow pointing back up to 'Bellamy Street'[6].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'The Jungo' arrow[7] downhill along the wide concrete trail for 25m to cross over the culverted creek[8] (with a green rail[9] on one side)[fac=8404]. The walk continues down into the valley[10] along the concrete trail for another 110m to come to a signposted intersection marked with a 'Great North Walk' sign[11][12] (on your left), just before 'Zig Zag Creek'[13] and the long bridge[14].

(0.22 km) Zig Zag Creek Bridge int to Thornleigh Quarry
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 156 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -8 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads gently downhill to then cross 'Zig Zag Creek'[15] on the 40m long bridge[16] (with handrails) to find the 'Zig Zag Siding' information sign[17][18] on the far side. The bridge path now merges back to the main wide trail[19] and heads steeply uphill[20] for about 50m[fac=8401] (with a handrail on the left side[21]). The trail then mostly flattens out for about 50m and leads gently up to the front of the old 'Thornleigh Quarry'[22], marked with a plaque on a large stone[23][24][25][fac=8402].

Old Thornleigh Quarry Alt = 129 m
The old Thornleigh Quarry[26] is located beside the Heritage Trail in Thornleigh, within Berowra Valley Regional Park. The quarry dates back to 1883 and was initially a source of 'ballast' for portions of the Sydney (Homebush) to Newcastle (Waratah) rail link. There is a firm, flat dirt track[27] that leads about 40m from the concrete trail to the centre of the old quarry[28]. You will find a series of log seats in this amphitheatre[fac=8402] making this a pleasant spot to sit and enjoy the intriguing mix of nature and history. A book is available with some detail on this quarry and the associated zigzag railway: 'Sydney's Forgotten Quarry Railways' by John Oakes, ISBN 0 9757870 3 9

(0.37 km) Thornleigh Quarry to Int of Heritage Trail and De Saxe Cl trail
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - servicetrail
Length = 107 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the front of the old Thornleigh Quarry[29][30], this walk follows the wide concrete trail gently uphill, initially keeping the quarry to the right, passing 'The Quarry' information sign[31]. The trail meanders through the bush for about 100m to come to an intersection at the base of a set of timber stairs[32] (on the right).

(0.48 km) Int of Heritage Trail and De Saxe Cl trail to End of Timbarra Rd
Alternate Exit: Walk: Easy - servicetrail ( Show detail)
Length = 139 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the concrete management trail gently uphill keeping the valley to the left. After about 40m the trail leads along the side of a small rock wall[33] to pass a 'Berowra Valley Regional Park' map sign[34] then about 25m later the trail leads past the old girl guide hall[35]. The walk continues along the concrete trail for another 50m to pass a 'Heritage Trail'[36] sign then head around the gate[37][fac=8403] to come to the end of Timbarra Rd (Westleigh)[38][39]. (End of the alternative exit track)

(0.48 km) Int of Heritage Trail and De Saxe Cl trail to End of De Saxe Close
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 49 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk goes up the wooden steps and soon arrives at the end of De Saxe Cl.

Catch the bus from End of De Saxe Close
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from End of De Saxe Close
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 0.9 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 3.9 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 3.9 km
Castle Tarpaulin Warehouse 14/ 10 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill (02) 9899 3959 8.6 km
One Stop Adventure Shop 1045 Victoria Rd , West Ryde (02) 9858 5844 8.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
3 km (to the ESE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 14 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 16 km (to the WSW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 27 km (to the S)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 39 km (to the NNE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
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Wed      33°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|28°Possible shower.
Fri18°|33°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|26°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Berowra Valley National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Following the Berowra Creek the Berowra Valley National Park is located on the Hornsby Plateau and is made up of typical Hawkesbury Sandstone. The great North walk, Benowie walking track, and many other great walks stretch spann this park. The area has varied vegetation including many different sorts of Eucalyptus and plenty of native animals, includingl swamp wallibies, water dragons, bandicoots, Lyre Birds, and bush turkeys. There are several campsites within the Park, and Crosslands Reserve is also a popular spot near the middle of the park.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping
Current Park Closure information for Berowra Valley National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Safety alerts: Quarry trail and Benowie walking track restricted access
Access restrictions are in place along trails that traverse the land managed by the Hornsby Rifle Range. Restricted areas include:
  • an 800m section of trail, 2km in from the Quarry Road entrance at Dural
  • an 800m section of trail, 300m in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
  • a 750m section of the Benowie walking track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds Waterholes.
Shooting times are between 9am and 4.30pm, 7 days a week. All visitors wishing to access the restricted sections of trail during these times must request prior authorisation by contacting the Hornsby Rifle Range on their 24 hour contact number 0417 201 606. Consult the map on Page vii of the Berowra Valley National Park Draft Plan of Management to plan alternative routes during these hours. Visit the website for further information about the Hornsby Rifle Range.


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